2018 Talent

Jess Lambert

Chef de Cuisine, etc.

Native Nashvillian Jess Lambert has spent more than a decade working in hospitality. A multi-talented culinarian, Lambert was a bar manager and pastry chef at top restaurants before quickly working her way up from prep cook to sous chef under chef Deb Paquette at Etch. When opening etc. in Green Hills, Paquette enlisted Lambert at chef de cuisine at the intimate, globally-driven restaurant. Alongside executive chef Paquette and pastry chef Megan Williams, the powerhouse female trio has made the minimalist spot tucked behind the Mall at Green Hills into one of the city’s favorite suburban retreats for lunch, dinner, drinks and┬áSunday┬ábrunch.